Africa

People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs of service and poor infrastructure, according to a recent World Economic Forum report.
0 comments Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Francois-Xavier Ada Feed
Open source medicine
The daily management and operation of a hospital requires enormous effort. These days, most hospitals utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to centralize facility operations including inventory, budgets, invoicing, and employee management. Any hospital administrator will tell you that... Read more
6 comments Posted 30 Apr 2014 by crushplate Feed
better computers
Open source makes a lot of sense in rural areas and in third world countries. Lightweight and open source systems that are easy to use, and which allow normal users to become power users and contribute back to the open source community, can be ideal for countries like Cameroon, located in middle... Read more
6 comments Posted 12 Mar 2014 by Ty Hallock Feed
translating open health materials
Back in January, we launched our translation pilot for Open.Michigan, focusing on two video series for health education. We are thrilled to report that the translation activities are still going strong—57 volunteers to date, 53 videos that include 128 completed translations covering 11 languages,... Read more
1 comment Posted 2 Sep 2013 by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo Feed
sustainable data
In today's data driven world, the need for accurate data and informed analysis is paramount for innovation and progress. Data and statistics that are collected and aggregated have a huge impact on a country's education initiatives which can reform a country's polices and decision-making.
1 comment Posted 21 Mar 2013 by Sanjay Patel Feed
make things better
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, Robert Mugabe has been the leader, and the fate of the country has largely been tied to him and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed